I drank alcohol for over 30 years of my life. It’s one of those drugs which doesn’t really affect you much in the short term, but ruins your life in the long term.
When you’re young, you get over it very quickly. And you don’t realize the effect that it’s having on you until much later in life. And for me, it was after 30 years that I started looking back on my life and thinking, “how did all this time slip by and what made me become this person?” You’ve only got so much time, so much energy in life, and as you get older, that time seems to move by a lot quicker.